Wednesday, December 18, 2013

MILLER: Federal court refuses Alan Gura’s request for a decision on D.C. gun carry rights ban

It has been over four years since the case was filed.  I wrote about it here.

Americans who live in the nation’s capital are the only ones who are not allowed to carry a gun outside the home under any circumstances, and the justice system refuses to help.

On Monday, a U.S. Court of Appeals issued an order denying a request to force a lower court to rule on Palmer v. District of Columbia, which challenges the city’s outright ban on bearing arms

Alan Gura is the attorney for Washington resident Tom Palmer and the other plaintiffs in the case. He filed a writ of mandamus to the appeals court in October to ask that it force the U.S. District Court to issue an opinion.
The circuit judges wrote that the delay was not “so egregious or unreasonable as to warrant the extraordinary remedy of mandamus at this time.”

They added that, “We are confident that the district court will act on the motions as promptly as its docket permits.”

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Cleveland pays out settlement in gun lawsuit, will review law over weapon seizures

Cleveland has agreed to give Derrick Washington his gun back and pay $6,750 in a settlement over a federal lawsuit that drew outrage from gun-rights advocates over the police department's seizure of Washington's weapon in a case in which he was never charged.

A settlement agreement released this week said the city would release Washington's .38-caliber Taurus and pay him $1,000. The gun, according to court records, cost him about $400. The city also paid $5,500 in fees for his attorney, J. Gary Seewald, and $250 in court costs.